Training Resources

Image taken from a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training event.

Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member, there are opportunities available to you in order to be prepared for an emergency.  This page describes several of these training opportunities and offers guidelines for next steps relevant to you.

For Faculty and Staff

Building Emergency Coordinator Training: The Building Emergency Coordinator program serves to provide per building emergency response capabilities to the UCSC campus.  The program incorporates the tasks of assisting those with functional needs, quickly reporting building conditions, and assisting with building evacuations.

Floor Marshal Training : The Floor Marshal program is an initiative aimed at assisting those with functional needs, running evacuations, performing roll calls, and establishing shelter for evacuated individuals.  

800 MHz Radio Training: Office of Emergency Services in collaboration with Information Technology Services can provide 800 MHz radio training at the request of a Department. The radio training provides an overview of how to utilize the campus 800 MHz radio system for daily operations or emergencies. The training is suitable for everyday radio users or the "occasional" user and will provide basic technology overview, radio functions, proper procedures, and practical applications. To schedule a radio training, please send your request to

Employees Basic First Aid, CPR, AED Training: The Office of Emergency Services offers Basic First Aid, CPR and AED training.  Click the Employee Basic First Aid link for further details.

For Students

Students CPR Training: The Athletics and Recreation hosts several variations of this training that are accredited by the American Heart Association.  This training provides a first exposure for bystander interaction with an emergency event.  Additionally, it will give you an introduction into medically updated CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) techniques in addition to first aid basics. Fees may apply. 

For All Campus Members

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training: The Community Emergency Response Team program is a federally sponsored initiative run through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that aims to provide an overview disaster training to people without previous experience or exposure to the field.  The training incorporates emergency response, utility shut-off procedures, search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.  The campus UCSC-CERT team is trained to provided disaster response services.  To join UCSC-CERT, contact the Office of Emergency Services at